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Best pulled pork

The pulled pork at Fox Bros. is your pick for the best in and around Atlanta. That side of collard greens is pretty tasty, too. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The pulled pork at Fox Bros. is your pick for the best in and around Atlanta. That side of collard greens is pretty tasty, too. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS
1. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
You say, “I’ve never met a pulled Q sandwich I didn’t like….but Fox Brothers is really, really good” and “very good on a sandwich but even better as part of the Texas Fries.”

2. Pig-N-Chik
3. Sam’s BBQ1
4. Community Q
5. Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
6. Daddy D’z
7. Dave Poe’s BBQ

OUR PICKS
1. Beaver Creek Biscuit Company and Barbeque
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “The pulled pork served at Beaver Creek Biscuit Company is perfectly moist and smokey, with generous chunks of crunchy bark mixed in with the meat. When ordering the pork plate, make sure that you specify that you want it pulled and not chopped, and top it off with some of their delicious mustard and vinegar based “Seminole sauce.’”

2. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
3. Boner’s BBQ
4. Dave Poe’s BBQ/Sam’s BBQ1
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Weekend best bets: Feb. 11-13

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's "Jane Avril" is among the works in the High Museum of Art's “Toulouse-Lautrec and Friends: The Irene and Howard Stein Collection.” Copyright Peter Harholdt

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's "Jane Avril" is among the works in the High Museum of Art's “Toulouse-Lautrec and Friends: The Irene and Howard Stein Collection.” Copyright Peter Harholdt

FRIDAY

Circus, family: Atlanta’s Universoul Circus is famous for drawing crowds to their feet, and for infusing pop, hip-hop, R&B and jazz into the program. For more on this hometown success, see our interview with founder Cedric Walker. Through Feb. 27 in the  Green Lot at Turner Field.

Dance: Atlanta Ballet brings  “The Sleeping Beauty” to life on the stage at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Feb. 11-13. As a preview for the production, the AJC’s Howard Pousner tells the decidedly non-”Black Swan”-like tale of two Atlanta Ballet dancers.

Stage: The world premiere of “Haus von Dracul,” an original rock opera based on Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” takes place at 7 Stages in Little Five Points through Feb. 13.

Stage: “Carapace” is a portrait of a flawed man on a collision course with fate …

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Best late-night dining

It's your choice for best late night dining. And why not? They're everywhere. Anytime you need a bite to eat, there's a Waffle House nearby to get some scattered, smothered and covered has browns. Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

It's your choice for best late night dining. And why not? They're everywhere. Anytime you need a bite to eat, there's a Waffle House nearby to get some scattered, smothered and covered has browns. Photo: Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS
1. Waffle House
You say, “There really is no debate on this topic. If you’re from Atlanta, or anywhere in the Southeast for that manner, it’s Waffle House all the way!”

2. The Vortex
3. Holeman & Finch Public House
4. The Majestic
5. R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

The Majestic, an Atlanta institution, is our pick for best late night dining. The atmosphere is at least as important in its status as the food. Staff photo.

The Majestic, an Atlanta institution, is our pick for best late night dining. The atmosphere is at least as important in its status as the food. Staff photo.

OUR PICKS
1) Majestic Diner

The AJC dining team’s specialist in International Cuisine Gene Lee says, “This is number one due to the experience more than the food. Some days when I pass by the Majestic, I’m reminded of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. On late weekend nights the place turns into a night club (doorman included), …

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Weekend best bets: Feb. 4-6

Afemo Omilami and Eric J. Little in True Colors Theatre Company's production of "Broke-ology," which runs through Feb. 20 at the Southwest Arts Center. Photo: Horace Henry

Afemo Omilami and Eric J. Little in True Colors Theatre Company's production of "Broke-ology," which runs through Feb. 20 at the Southwest Arts Center. Photo: Horace Henry

FRIDAY
Festival, family: Some talented folks who like to throw things around will be gathering at the 33rd Annual Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival. The free, three-day event happens 5-10 p.m. Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 5 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Yaarab Shrine Center Auditorium in Midtown.

Stage: Two brothers find themselves at odds over what to do when their dad remains in his home even as his health and his neighborhood are deteriorating in “Broke-ology,” presented by True Colors Theatre Company and starrring Afemo Omilami, Eric Little, Enoch King and Jasmine Guy. See our review of the production for more. The show continues through Feb. 20 at the  Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta.

Stage: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre hosts a lavish new stage production of the beloved classic “The Wizard of …

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